Memoir

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Blind Fate: An Excerpt From Home Baked

During the ’70s in San Francisco, Alia’s mother ran the underground Sticky Fingers Brownies, delivering upwards of 10,000 illegal marijuana edibles per month throughout the circus-like atmosphere of a city in the throes of major change. Read...
Bad Tourist by Suzanne Roberts

Cover Reveal: A First Look At Suzanne Roberts' Bad Tourist

Ravishly presents a first look at the cover for Suzanne Roberts' Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (University of Nebraska Press, October 2020).

Bad Tourist

Both a memoir in travel essays and an anti-guidebook, Bad Tourist takes us across four continents to fifteen countries, showing us what not to do when traveling. A woman learning to claim her own desires and adventures, Suzanne Roberts encounters lightning and landslides, sharks and piranha-infested waters, a nightclub drugging, burning bodies, and brief affairs as she searches for the love of her life and finally herself.

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DJ Lee's Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots

Remote: A Look Inside DJ Lee's New Memoir

We here at Ravishly are excited about DJ Lee's new memoir, Remote: Finding Home in the Bitterroots. We asked her to share a bit about the book with our readers and us. Read...
From the author's mother's modeling dossier, courtesy of Elizabeth Kadetsky.

The Memory Eaters: A Q&A With Author Elizabeth Kadetsky

At turns lyrical, poignant, and alluring, The Memory Eaters tells the story of a family’s cyclical and intergenerational incidents of trauma, secret-keeping, and forgetting in the context of the 1970s and 1980s New York City. Read...
Deborah J. Cohan

Phone Calls: An Excerpt From Welcome To Wherever We Are

rauma shuffles, scrambles, and pulverizes story. Trauma dislocates, dislodges, and decimates voice. I think trauma also makes story and voice possible . . . eventually. Read...
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Eulogies For The Living

A eulogy is an expression of love through grief. I wrote my eulogies in direct address — they are love letters for a love story that isn’t over yet.

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Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come by Jessica Pan

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want To Come: A Q&A With Jessica Pan

What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? Read...
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A Q&A With Memoirist Kathleen Pooler 

Twenty years in the making, Just the Way He Walked, an alcohol recovery memoir chronicles the journeys of two addicts — her son and her own as an enabler. Read...